Everyone We Saw at Urban Artifact’s BeWILDerfest in Northside


The annual Bewilderfest music festival (sometimes styled as “beWILDerfest”) returned to Urban Artifact in Northside this weekend boasting its best lineup yet.

Besides being top-loaded with some impressive touring headliners, including Cults, Moon Hooch, Gangstagrass and Saintseneca, Friday and Saturday’s Bewilder-festivities also included sets from some of Greater Cincinnati’s top local artists from various genres. Cincinnati-area performers who appeared throughout the weekend included Dawg Yawp, Chuck Cleaver, Freekbass, Us, Today, Lemon Sky, Go Go Buffalo, Founding Fathers, smut, Triiibe, Acarya, Room for Zero, Jennifer Simone, Mara Moon, Blossom Hall, Animal Mother, New Moons, Queen City Silver Stars and Tooth Lures A Fang, among many others.

The music was performed on three stages — one inside U.A.’s larger sanctuary, one in the taproom and one outside.

Befitting the setting (a church-turned-bar/brewery!), Urban Artifact also had a variety of specialty beers available, including some new barrel-aged sour beers that were released on Saturday.


August 25-26, 2018